Elementary School Hours 8:15 am -3:15 pm

Middle School Hours 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

High School Hours 7:25 am - 2:25 pm

Hurricane Idalia Updates

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Dear LWCS Parents, Teachers, and Students, 

We are monitoring the path of Tropical Storm Idalia, which could impact Central Florida starting late Tuesday evening, and we are working with the Polk County Emergency Operations Center to provide you with updated information regarding the potential impact to our area.

The current forecast shows that the storm is likely to strengthen and could become a Category 3 hurricane prior to making landfall later this week. The current forecast shows that it could make landfall between Tampa Bay and Jefferson County.

  • At this time the LWCS will operate on a regular schedule on Tuesday, August 29th.
  • No afterschool activity on Tuesday, August 29th.
  • We will be closed/out of school on Wednesday, August 30th.
  • We will evaluate our facilities on Wednesday afternoon, and make a call for school on Thursday, August 31st.

Please continue to follow our website and social media accounts for updates.

Please stay safe and make sure your family is adequately prepared.


Dr. Wayne V. Rodolfich


Lake Wales Charter Schools


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Greetings from the Lake Wales Charter School Family! 

It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the Lake Wales Charter Schools System website. We invite you to browse through each department and review the wonderful opportunities we have for our students in our schools. We are building a process to ensure that all our students are excellent readers and that our professional staff are equipped to meet the needs of every student in our system. We have excellent academic, arts, athletics, agriculture, and workforce programs, and we are constantly creating new programming for our students to thrive as 21st century learners.  We are excited that you have decided to visit our website, and we look forward to your ideas for how we can improve our service our families and community. Thank you again, and please read an additional 20 minutes every day with your children. Have a great day, and CHOOSE Lake Wales!


Wayne Vincent Rodolfich

Superintendent, Lake Wales Charter System

Public Announcements

Lake Wales Charter Schools Strategic Plan Goals 2023-2027

Strategic Plan Goals

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hillcrest strategic plan
janie howard wilson strategic plan
babson park strategic plan
bok south strategic plan
bok north strategic plan
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Learning Never Stops!

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Upcoming Calendar Events


Lake Wales Charter Schools Central Office 130 E, Central Avenue Lake Wales ...

3:00 PM


All meetings will be held at the Lake Wales High School (Auditorium)

4:00 PM

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System Records

  • Includes personnel, payroll, procurement, facilities, budget and all other system-owned records
  • To request your LWCS personnel file, contact the records custodian. 
  • Records duplication fee is 15 cents per page. (If extensive research is required, an additional fee may be required.)
  • Records that are open for public inspection will be available within a reasonable time
  • All exempt information will be redacted prior to release, pursuant to Florida Statute 119.07

All public records, subpoenas for records and/or employee directory requests should be submitted to:

Lake Wales Charter Schools Inc. Records Custodian PO Box 3309 Lake Wales, FL 33859-3309


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